Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Submission to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Regarding Immigration Detention in Provincial Correctional Facilities
This submission argues that international human rights standards indicate that immigration detention should never be punitive in nature and must not take place in facilities intended to house individuals accused or convicted of a criminal act. This submission further argues that the practice of holding immigration detainees in provincial correctional centres in B.C must end.
Sexual Violence Advocacy and Campus Communities: SV Campus Policies
This brief provides context for current sexual violence policies on post-secondary campuses and highlights the critical role of collective advocacy for bringing about change on campuses across Canada.
Guidance for Researchers Conducting Trauma- and Violence-Informed Community-Based Research During a Pandemic, Natural Disaster, Crisis, or other Emergency Situation
This guidance document has been developed for researchers conducting community-based intervention research with people who have experienced gender-based violence. The documents provides considerations for how to safely and effectively introduce or continue research related to gender-based violence health and education programs during and after traumatic events such as natural disasters, epidemics, and pandemics.
Learning Lessons from a Pandemic: Building Knowledge on Disaster Preparedness and Gender Based Violence
This national study is meant to inform ongoing work related to GBV shelters’ responses to disaster and crisis
management—with a particular focus on lessons being learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sexual Assault Services in a Pandemic: Adaptation, Innovation and Lessons Learned
This is a submission to B.C’s Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act highlighting state failures to protect girls and young women from violence as the root cause of girls’ homelessness, institutionalization and criminalization. This submission calls for the decriminalization of teen girls entirely, operating from the knowledge that their involvement in the criminal justice system is rooted in their efforts to protect themselves.
Gaslighting in Intimate Relationships: A Form of Coercive Control That You Need to Know More About
Gaslighting is abusive behaviour used to coercively control and gain power over another individual. This resource describes gaslighting and what it can look like in the context of intimate partner violence (IPV), examines potential impacts on survivors, and offers strategies for survivors experiencing gaslighting.
Domestic Violence and Access to Justice: A Mapping of Relevant Laws, Policies and Justice System Components Across Canada
This ebook provides a survey of legislation, key government policies, and justice system components that apply to domestic violence across jurisdictions in Canada, including a survey of different federal laws, provincial laws, territorial laws and Indigenous jurisdiction.
Criminalized Black Women’s Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence in Canada
This study addresses Black women’s victimization and criminalization by examining the ways in which criminalized Black women’s intersecting identities of race, class, and gender influence how they perceive, experience, and respond to intimate partner violence (IPV).